There were some fears entering the fall that Al Key's surgically repaired shoulder would slow him from building on his Kansas Jayhawk Community College Western Division Freshman of the Year honor from last season, along with his first-team all-conference wares.
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA - The National Junior College Athletics Association is set to cap an outstanding football season with No. 1-ranked Iowa Western taking on No. 2 Butler Community College in the 2012 NJCAA national championship game.
Parallels can be drawn between this season's Barton Community College Cougars and last year's.
Numerous 3-pointers were falling on Tuesday night at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
HILLSBORO - Sometimes, it's all about how you recover.
Freshman guard Ashton Bruner turned in a double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Barton Community College women to a 79-59 win over Neosho County on Saturday night in the Best Western Angus Inn/Cougar Booster Club Thanksgiving Basketball Classic at Kirkman Activity Center.
This was exactly the type of game the Barton Community College men's basketball team needed.
It wasn't what you'd expect from the top two scoring teams in the National Junior College Athletics Association Region VI - at least not to start with.
In spite of a strong start by Southwestern (Iowa) Community College, the Barton women's basketball team was able to take a lead midway through the first half.
It was anyone's basketball game heading into the second half on Tuesday night at Kirman Activity Center with the score tied 32-32.
Basketball is a high-pace game that requires a lot of conditioning.
At the midpoint of their preseason schedule, the Barton Community College Couars play host to the McPherson College junior varsity tonight, tipping off at 7:30 at Kirkman Activity Center, the second portion of a non-conference.
SALINA - The performance was similar to the day before.
SALINA - Before Kansas State University-Salina knew what hit them, the Barton Community College men's basketball team built a big halftime lead that kept growing.
Today, the Barton Community College men's basketball team will take on Kansas State University.
The Barton Community College men's tennis opener was kind of like a comet. A one day comet that won't be back for another month.
At first glance on the schedule it might look like a scrimmage. But it wasn't. It counted for real and was the opener chapter to the 2015 women's tennis season at Barton Community College.
Some portions of a schedule are tougher than others. Thanks to a make-up reshuffling earlier this year, the Barton Community College women's basketball had about as tough a 3-game stretch as anyone in the nation will play this season.
On a night when Gene Butler, a member of the highest scoring team in school history, was inducted into the Barton Sports Hall of Fame, the current Cougars showed him they can score a few points as well. Barton hit triple digits for the third time in seven conference games in a 100-90 win over Pratt.
Finally a game against a team not ranked in the Top 10. And with it finally a win snapping a 4-game losing streak.
Another meet and a growing list of qualifiers. That is the strategy for the Barton Community College men's indoor track team and it worked perfectly this past weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
It was another banner day on the track for Barton Community College standout Lydia Mato. The sophomore shattered the Barton women's record for the 5000m indoor by an astonishing 16 seconds to lead the Cougars during the Holiday Inn Invitational on the campus of the University of Nebraska.
It has been a hectic nine days for the Barton Community College men's basketball team. Nine days that including five games, three suspensions, two ranked opponents and one rival. Oh, yeah, and four wins.
It has been a rugged five days for the Barton Community College women's basketball team. About as tough a 5-day stretch as any team in the nation will see this season. It came to a conclusion Wednesday night with a loss Hutchinson, 73-45 at the Barton Gym.
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